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Your Turn: Aftermath Of The Navy Yard Shootings

It's your turn to weigh in with questions, comments and thoughts on the week's headlines.

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Collective Indifference? How Society Responds To Tragedy

Kojo explores our collective response to the Navy Yard shootings and how we process grief amid repeated mass tragedies.

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Who Gets Security Clearances And Why?

Monday's violence at the Washington Navy Yard prompted many questions about how the suspected shooter, Aaron Alexis, was able to get the security clearance to enter the installation. Kojo talks with experts about the background checks required for government security clearances and explores why an individual like the alleged shooter may have passed the test.

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Coordinating Police Response To Navy Yard Shooting

A federal emergency management expert talks about why workers at Navy Yard were instructed to shelter in plce instead of fleeing and whether military installations are uniquely prepared to handle a situation like this.

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show: D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray & Council Member Tommy Wells On Navy Yard Aftermath

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells talk about the district's ongoing response to the Navy Yard shootings.

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The Diane Rehm Show: Gun Violence And The Debate Over Gun Control Legislation

Guest host Steve Roberts and a panel of experts discussed the problem of gun violence nationwide in the wake of the Navy Yard shooting.

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Police Chief Lanier: Navy Yard Response 'Nearly Flawless'

The emergency response to the Navy Yard mass shooting on Monday was "nearly flawless," according to the D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

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Continuing Coverage: The Navy Yard Shootings

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray joins Kojo to chat about the ongoing response to the shooting spree at the Navy Yard.

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Program To Speed 911 Calls Scrapped In Montgomery County

Officials in Montgomery County were hoping to shave off emergency response time for 911 calls, but a program under development had to be scrapped, delaying progress for years.

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Natural Disasters A Bigger Threat Than Terrorism, Emergency Responders Say

Thoughts often turn to the threat of terrorism on the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, but local emergency responders say natural disasters are what preoccupy them now.